New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and public partying.
New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
Louisiana is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is the 31st in size and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States.
The United States of America , commonly known as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.